Ivy pull, bee lecture, poetry reading, ‘Cabaret’ planned on Peninsula this weekend

A volunteer ivy pull, a lecture on bees, readings by poet Tess Gallagher and performances of “Cabaret” are among the upcoming activities on the North Olympic Peninsula.

Information also is available on the interactive calendar at www.peninsuladailynews.com.


Tess Gallagher to read

PORT ANGELES — Poet Tess Gallagher will read from her newest book, “Is, Is Not,” at 7 tonight.

The free reading will be at Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St.

The Port Angeles-born poet is starting her book tour with hometown readings. The first was on Thursday.

Both are co-sponsored by Port Book and News and the college’s Foothills Writers Series.

Volunteer ivy pull

PORT ANGELES — A work party will pull English ivy from the hillside near the Oak Street pedestrian ramp Saturday.

The work party will meet at 9 a.m. at the base of the ramp near the intersection of West Second and South Oak streets.

Volunteers should wear heavy-soled boots and work gloves and bring hand pruners, limb pruners, hard rakes and tarps.

Constitution Day

PORT ANGELES — Olympic Lodge No. 37, Sons of Norway will observe Norwegian Constitution Day at 7 p.m. Monday.

The meeting will be at Scandia Hall, 131 W. Fifth St.

The lodge’s after-school children’s group will perform a variety of dances and refreshments will be served afterwards.

Constitution day is celebrated on May 17 in Norway.

The public is invited to attend.

Book discussion

PORT ANGELES — The Second Tuesday Book Discussion Group will discuss “The Painter” by Peter Heller at 11 a.m. Tuesday.

The monthly group meets in the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St.

In June, the group will discuss the novel “Less” by Andrew Sean Greer.

For more information, call 360-417-8500, email [email protected] or visit www.nols.org.

Senior dance

PORT ANGELES — Cat’s Meow will perform for a swing dance from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

The dance will be in the Port Angeles Senior and Community Center, 328 E. Seventh St.

Refreshments will be served from 8 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Admission is $5 per person; first-time attendees are admitted free.

Kiwanis to meet

PORT ANGELES — Michelle Olsen and Brittane Hendricks will address a meeting of the Kiwanis Club of Port Angeles at noon Thursday.

The weekly meetings are at Joshua’s Restaurant, 113 Del Guzzi Drive.

Olsen is the principal of Roosevelt Elementary School and Hendricks is the principal at Dry Creek Elementary School.

The pair will discuss the movie “Resilience” which explores adverse childhood experiences and their links to destructive behavior and medical diseases.

The public is invited to attend the free meeting; food and beverages are available for purchase.


Dance concert

FORKS — Boothill Express will perform a mix of country, blues and rock at 7 tonight.

The show will be in the Rainforest Arts Center, 35 N. Forks Ave.

Western attire is encouraged at this family friendly event.

Admission is by donation.

Plant lecture

FORKS — Lissa Bennett will present “Native Plants” at a meeting of the Bogachiel Garden Club from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday.

The meeting will be at the Forks Community Center, 91 Maple Ave.

Bennett, from the Quilcene Nursery, also will have plants for sale.

The public is invited to this free meeting.

Bingo night

FORKS — West End Sportsmen will host bingo night at 7 p.m. Thursday.

The fundraiser will be at the club at 243 Sportsmen’s Club Road.

Proceeds will benefit hunter education program and the annual Kids’ Fishing Day.

Plant sale

FORKS — Forks Alternative School at 161 East E St. will host a Plant, Hanging Basket and Bake Sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Hanging baskets created by students, annuals and a bake sale will be a fundraiser for the school.

For information contact Patty Vaughn at 360-374-6262 x121.

Garden Club

FORKS — The Bogachiel Garden Club will meet from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday at Forks Community Center, 91 Maple Ave.

Native plants will be for sale by Lissa Bennett of Quilcene Nursery.


Bee lecture

CLALLAM BAY — Herb Senft, from the North Olympic Bee Keepers Association, will present “The Buzz About Bees” at 2 p.m. today.

The free lecture will be at the Clallam Bay Library, 16990 state Highway 112.

Senft will discuss general information about bees and the threats they face as well as how to preserve local bee populations.

For more information, call the library at 360-963-2414, email [email protected] or visit www.nols.org.


‘First Date’

SEQUIM — Performances of “First Date” will continue this week with shows at 7:30 tonight and Saturday night and a matinee performance at 2 p.m. Sunday.

Performances are at Olympic Theatre Arts, 414 N. Sequim Ave.

Tickets are $24 per person, $22 for OTA members, $15 for students.

For more information, call the theater at 360-683-7326 or email [email protected]

Book sale

SEQUIM — The Friends of the Sequim Library will host a book sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

The sale will be in the Friends’ building behind the library at 630 N. Sequim Ave.

The sale features books on baseball, aviation history, woodworking and 50 softcover westerns by Ralph Compton.

Proceeds from the sale benefits programs at the Sequim Library.

Book discussion

SEQUIM — The Second Saturday Book Discussion Group will discuss “1984” by George Orwell at 3 p.m. Saturday.

The monthly book discussions are in the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.

In June the group will discuss “History of Wolves” by Emily Fridlund.

For more information, call 360-683-1161, email [email protected] or visit www.nols.org.

Elks bingo

SEQUIM — Sequim Elks will host bingo games from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday and Thursday.

Games will be at the Sequim Elks lodge, 143 Port Williams Road.

Admission is free with a minimum buy-in of $10.

Players must be 18 years or older.

Proceeds will go to Elks scholarship programs, other charities and lodge operating expenses.

For more information, call Crystal Parker at 360-683-3034.

Memory cafe

SEQUIM — The East Clallam Memory Cafe will meet from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday.

The group will meet at the Mariner Cafe, 609 W. Washington St.

The memory cafe is for people with memory loss and their care partners.

The monthly meetings are free; food and beverages are available for purchase.

For more information, call Pam Scott at 360-683-7047 or Renee Rux at 360-681-2511 or email [email protected] or [email protected]

Meeting workshop

SEQUIM — The Skwim Toastmasters Club will host a workshop on how to conduct effective meetings from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The workshop will be in The Gathering Place at Sunland, 135 Fairway Drive.

The public is invited to this free workshop, but reservations are required by visiting improvedmeetings.eventbrite.com.

For more information, call Lindy MacLaine at 206-818-3070 or email [email protected]


Conversation cafe

PORT TOWNSEND — Conversation Cafe will meet from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. today.

The group meets at Alchemy Restaurant, 842 Washington St.

This week’s topic is “Unintended Consequences.”


PORT TOWNSEND — Port Townsend High School will continue its production of “Cabaret” with shows at 7 tonight and Saturday night and a matinee performance at 2 p.m. Sunday.

All performances will be held in the school at 1500 Van Ness St.

Tickets, available at the door, cost $10, $5 for senior citizens and students and $3 for children younger than 12.

For more information, call the school office at 360-379-4520.

Climate Change Town Hall

PORT TOWNSEND — The second Climate Change Town Hall sponsored by the Transportation Lab of Local 20/20 is set for 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday.

The free town hall will be at the Friends Meeting House, 1841 Sheridan in Port Townsend.

More than 40 people took part in the first town hall April 13, said Dave Thielk, a member of Transportation Lab, in a press release.

Those who attend the forum on Saturday will be asked to become part of a “multi-solving presentation for City Council and county commission,” Thielk said.

Square dance

PORT TOWNSEND — Susan Michaels will be calling squares at 8 p.m. Saturday.

The square dance and social will be at Quimper Grange, 1219 Corona St.

Music will be performed by the Canote Brothers and Their Happy Pals, who will host a jam session at 7 p.m.

Admission is $7 per person and just $5 for those who arrive on foot or bike or who bring a reusable water bottle.

Children 16 years and younger are admitted free.

For more information, call Dave Thielk at 360-602-1270, email [email protected] or visit

Free swim

PORT TOWNSEND — A free swim is set from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.

The swim will be in the Mountain View Pool, 1925 Blaine St.

Children younger than 8 years must be accompanied by an adult.

Country dance

PORT TOWNSEND — Nan Evans will be calling an English country dance from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

The dance will be at the Rosewind Common House, 3131 Haines St.

Admission is a suggested donation of $5.

Music for the dance will be performed by the Rosewind Country Dance Band.

The dance will be followed by a potluck dinner.

The venue is fragrance-free and street shoes are not permitted on the dance floor; dance shoes and slippers are acceptable.

For more information, email [email protected]

Spotlight social

PORT TOWNSEND — Matt Sircely will perform at a concert and dessert competition from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sunday.

Sircely will perform at Quimper Grange, 1219 Corona St.

The concert and dessert competition is part of the Local Spotlight Social series, which features area musicians.

Admission is a uggested donation of $10 or $5 with a homemade dessert.

Desserts should have a list of ingredients to help protect people with food allergies.

The winner of the dessert competition will receive a free pass to the next Local Spotlight Social.

For more information, email [email protected] or visit www.quimpergrange.com.

Meaningful movies

PORT TOWNSEND — A free screening of “How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can’t Change” is planned at 6:30 p.m. Monday.

The film will be shown in the sanctuary at Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2333 San Juan Ave.

The 2016 documentary investigates what it is that climate change cannot destroy.

For more information, call Matt Woodward at 360-390-4545 or email [email protected] outlook.com.

Arts to Elders

PORT TOWNSEND — Alternators will perform a free concert at 2 p.m. Tuesday.

The concert will be at San Juan Commons, 3300 San Juan Ave.

The performance is part of the Arts to Elders series sponsored by Northwind Arts Center.

For more information, call the center at 360-379-1086.

Anglers to meet

PORT TOWNSEND — Danny Mead, a commercial Manila clam harvester, will be the guest speaker at the next meeting of the East Jefferson Chapter of Puget Sound Anglers at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The monthly meeting will be in the Port Townsend Port Commission office, 333 Benedict St.

The meeting also will feature an update on the recent North of Falcon meeting in Rohnert Park, Calif.

The public is invited to attend this free meeting.

Nature lecture

PORT TOWNSEND — Bill Baccus will present “Glaciers of the Olympic Mountains” from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday.

The lecture will be at the Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Hall, 2333 San Juan Ave.

Baccus, a naturalist at Olympic National Park, will discuss the 311 glaciers in the park.

This lecture is free and open to the public.

Barstool bingo

PORT TOWNSEND — The Humane Society of Jefferson County will host Barstool Bingo from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday.

The fundraiser will be at the Hilltop Tavern, 2510 W. Sims Way.

Participants can play two cards per game all night for $10. Proceeds will benefit the humane society.

For more information, call Ellen Heinemann at 360-385-4539, email [email protected] or visit www.hsjcwa.org.

Bird lecture

PORT TOWNSEND — Milt Lum will present “Birds of Botswana” from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday.

The lecture will be presented to a meeting of the Admiralty Audubon Society at the Port Townsend Community Center, 620 Tyler St.

Lum will share pictures from a 2016 photo safari in Botwana.

The meeting is free and open to the public.

For more information, call Rosemary Sykes at 360-385-0307, email [email protected] or visit www.admiraltyaudubon.org.

Blues concert

PORT TOWNSEND — Doug MacLeod will perform acoustic blues from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Thursday.

The concert will be at the RainShadow Recording Studio, building 315 on Fort Worden.

Tickets are $20 per person and are available at www.brownpapertickets.com.


Craft fair

CHIMACUM — The Chimacum Craft Fair will sponsor a jewelry craft fair from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday.

The inaugural fair will be at Finnriver Farm and Cidery, 124 Center Road.

More than 10 local jewelry makers will be present.

A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Community Wellness Project.

Salve making class

CHIMACUM — Jeanne Kitchen of Hidden Hollow Farm will present two hands-on lessons about making salves on Sunday.

Kitchen will teach attendees to make a drawing salve to remove splinters and an insect bite salve in a session from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Immediately following, she will teach how to make a night-time salve and a boo-boo salve from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Both classes will be at Finnriver Farm and Cidery, 124 Center Road.

Each session cost $15 and includes the salves made in class.

For more information or to pre-register, email Kitchen at [email protected]

Mindfulness class

CHIMACUM — Matt Ready will present “Community Mindfulness” from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The mindfulness meet-up will be at Finnriver Farm and Cidery, 124 Center Road.

Ready is the author of “Revolutionary Mindfulness.”

Attendees should meet in front of the taproom as the class may be inside or out, depending upon the weather.


Cancer veterans

PORT HADLOCK — The Quimper Prostate Cancer Veterans will host a no-host luncheon at noon Saturday.

The prostate cancer support group meets in the back room at Fiesta Jalisco, 10893 Rhody Drive.

For more information, call John Davis at 360-379-6729.

Choral concert

PORT HADLOCK — The RainShadow Chorale will perform “On Broadway!” at 4 p.m. Saturday.

The concert will be at the Old Alcohol Plant, 310 Hadlock Bay Road.

Admission is a suggested donation of $20 for general admission and $10 per student.

The program will include music from “West Side Story,” “Hunchback of Notre Dame,” “Les Miserables,” “South Pacific” and “Man of La Mancha.”

For more information, call Bev Schaaf at 360-379-3458, email [email protected] or visit www.rainshadowchorale.org.

Tech Tuesday

PORT HADLOCK — Library staff will present “Exploring Cloud Services” from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday.

The class is part of the Tech Tuesday series at the Jefferson County Library, 620 Cedar Ave.

The presentation will cover how to use cloud services and compare some popular ones.

Tech staff will be available from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. after the class for drop-in tech assistance with phones, tablets or other devices.

For more information, call 360-385-6544 or visit www.jclibrary.info.

Discussion group

PORT HADLOCK — The Great Decisions Discussion group will meet from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday.

The group will meet at the Jefferson County Library, 620 Cedar Ave.

The group will discuss “State of the State Department and Diplomacy.”

Great Decisions discussion groups, sponsored by the Foreign Policy Association, are free and open to the public.

For more information, call 360-385-6544 or visit www.jclibrary.info.


NORDLAND — The Jefferson Land Trust will hold a Stewardship Work Party from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Snow Creek Uncas Preserve on West Uncas Road.

Participants will build a trail to highlight Marrowstone forests, farmland and walking routes at the newly named Chai-yahk-wh Preserve. RSVP required by emailing [email protected] or calling 360-379-9501.


Items for this listing of community events must be submitted by 5 p.m. Mondays. To submit, call 360-417-3527, fax 360-417-3521, email [email protected] or visit the newsroom at 305 W. First St., Port Angeles, WA, 98362.

More in Entertainment

‘Ernie & Joe,’ Women & Film free this week

Port Townsend Film Festival can be watched online

Peninsula College names art competition winners

Peninsula College’s Art and Multimedia departments have announced the… Continue reading

Juan de Fuca Foundation creates fund to help keep artists afloat

Festival Artist Support Fund’s goal is to raise $20,000

Port Townsend bartender to share drink with a cause

Instagram livestream will shine light on The In Between bar

Women & Film: Brought back and liberated

Port Townsend Film Festival series goes online

Peninsula College Drama Department presents first-ever Zoom performance

‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime’ to be livestreamed June 12-13, 17

Everything will change when concerts and festivals return

By George Varga | The San Diego Union-Tribune When will live concerts… Continue reading

Mask contest yields winners from near and far

Competition replaces Wearable Art Show

Key City Public Theatre launches Lifeline Campaign

Fundraiser to help theater reopen when time is right

Green Thumb to hold online lecture on growing legumes

Laurel Moulton will present “Growing Legumes for Fresh Eating… Continue reading

Author to speak to Toastmasters on Zoom

Lori Tsugawa Whaley’s book became Amazon International Best Seller eBook

Decades of art: New book celebrates ‘Upper Left-Hand Corner’

Jake Seniuk’s partner and colleague finish $40,000 project